Crops, floodies, capris, bermuda shorts — we’ve seen a LOT of variations on the “summer suit.” As the season winds to a close, we’re curious — are cropped legs ever appropriate for the office?
For our $.02…. We’ve seen a lot of people wearing cropped pants at the office — but really only one has pulled them off, and we’re 90% sure it had more to do with her stature (VERY successful person) and less to do with the great suit with cropped legs. Personally, we wouldn’t spend the money on a suit with cropped pants or bermuda shorts as the bottom — we’d rather just wear a skirt suit if it’s an issue of being cool in the summertime, and we’d rather just wear the pants if it’s an issue of comfort or wanting/needing to sit in an unladylike way (e.g., sorting piles of paper on the floor or something).
We’re not saying the cropped pantsuit wouldn’t look great for a family event where you want to look semi-dressed up — a christening, maybe, or baby shower, or afternoon tea at a hotel, or something like that — but for the office, we just don’t see it.